Kuba Box – Face


Kuba lidded box, for tukulu (red camwood and oil) a traditional body cosmetic – Democratic Republic of the Congo.

22cm x 9cm x 4cm

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Kuba lidded boxes, intricately carved, were used to hold tukula, red camwood, mixed with oil and applied to the body as a cosmetic. Crescent shape is typical of most Kuba cosmetic boxes.

Held in a private collection, obtained in 1991 and at least 30 years old. In good condition with only minor show of wear and tear on the lid.

Kuba Box – Face

Additional information

Dimensions 25 × 15 × 10 cm
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